Visitors to the Grand Canyon have a lot of options, with about 30 miles of rim trail to explore, a historic village, hiking trails, and the Desert View Drive; there’s often very limited tim e for folks, making it hard decision of deciding what to do, and not do! However there is great modifier you can add to your visit that can increase the amount of distance you cover during your visit, bicycles! With 10,000 visitors a day, parking and driving in the park can be difficult, and moreover there are parts of the park that aren’t accessible except by foot, bike, or shuttle bus. Instead of hassling with the car, leave it parked, and sail by the line of cars, and the lines of people wait for shuttles, on bikes.
Renting bicycles will afford you access to nearly 30 miles of trail along the Grand Canyon, with beautiful, personal, views. The bikes will also allow access through the historic village, and to three major hiking trail heads (Bright Angel, South Kaibab, and Hermit’s), with bike racks available throughout so that you can use the bikes as a part of your other plans. Bike routes run both east and west, with 6 miles (9 kilometers) of trail to the east towards Yaki Point, and 21 miles (33 kilometers) to the west towards Hermit’s Rest.
Rentals are available at Bright Angel Bicycles located next to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center in the park, with parking lot #4 being the closest to their shop. Prices are done by the hour, with longer lengths of time affording the best values. Starting a $12 per hour, or 5 hours for $30, 10 hours for $40, and 24 hours for $45. Multiday rentals are available at $35 per day, with locks provided for any overnight rental, and helmets provided for all rentals. Childrens rates are $9 per hour, $20 for the half day, $25 for a full day, $30 for 24 hours, and $25 for each day of a multday rental.
Reservations can be taken over the phone or on their website: 928-638-3055, bikegrandcanyon.com